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there are only 6 icons here, but she's so pretty, okay )
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beef: it's what's for dinner )
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america's first prima ballerina needs more glamour shots )

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i know these aren't the greatest, i wish there were more pictures of her out there )
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maevaris tilani


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fuck you i get to make icons of whatever I like )
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manu intiraymi in star trek: voyager


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i know this isn't technically period, eat it )

About

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the idea

Crestfallen icons was born of my own frustration trying to navigate the period costume tags on PB Updates. Sure, you can find period clothing there, but "period" might mean "Regency" or "Medieval-looking fantasy" or "vintage photographs of a movie star I like." There's no way of sorting more specifically to hair color, gender, or even time period, so it's a crapshoot to go through the hundreds of entries in search of the late-Victorian boy in his late teens with a roguish smile and light brown hair. It can be even more frustrating if you're looking for a character who isn't white or slender or young or dressed in Western clothes.

I can't make the tagging system on PB Updates suit my own needs, but I can, at least, add to the pool of available historical PBs. And here on my comm, I can sort them as specifically as I want.

definitions (as i am using them)

Time Range - The dawn of time to about 1989. I might stretch that to 1995 or so if I get the overwhelming desire to icon Clarissa Explains it All. Basically, as long as it's the people in the icons weren't from the last ten years, it'll probably qualify.

Period - Icons of a specific time period using source pictures not from that time period. Downton Abbey gets classified as period, along with every Jane Austen adaptation ever made and also SLC Punk. Any historical movie counts.

Period:Future - To be used only in conjunction with other period tags, such as period:1950s. This implies that the subjects might be ~*~from the future~*~, but their future is now retro-looking as hell. Diane Keaton in Sleeper is an example, as are Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and the Prince of Space and villains in Prince of Space.

Vintage - Icons of a specific time period using source pictures from that time period. Headshots of Anna May Wong are vintage. Movies Judy Garland made in the 1930s that were meant to be set in the present time also counts as vintage.

areas of interest

My aim in creating this community is to try and create icons of period characters who haven't been iconned to death already. Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice, for instance, has been liberally iconned. But Youssou N'Dour in Amazing Grace hasn't. And while it's easy to find Regency-era clothing, it's harder to find Edwardian fashions on PBs. And a lot of promising Old Hollywood films haven't been screencapped, let alone iconned to death like [insert major Hollywood film of last three years]. So I'm interested in filling those gaps where I can.

joining in

If you also like to make period icons, please let me know, either in comments or in a private message! I'll happily give you posting permission to put up icons, too. Bear in mind that I reserve the right to rescind posting access if your posts don't remain period and (ideally) not absurdly well-trodden subjects.

PBs currently available

cut for table of faces )

Resources

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For my own purposes and for yours, here's a list of websites I find really helpful when looking for source pictures to icon.

cut for length )
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Here's a list of people I'm thinking about making icons of. If you have a suggestion, feel free to comment with it! The rules are as follows:
1. Must be from a period piece of some sort or a time prior to 1989. ngl, I have a gigantic boner for the mid-20th century, so that's a good time to suggest, but I'll do anything.
2. Must not be a subject with a lot of icons already made for them or is otherwise the sort of character there aren't a lot of icon resources for out there. I won't make you icons of, say, Angel Coulby.
3. If you can provide some photographs/screencaps, that helps. I don't mind searching on my own, but I have difficulty with faces sometimes, so it's nice to have pictures that I know absolutely for sure are the person you're interested in.
4. Does not have to have a million pictures in the world. I'm willing to make tiny sets. Also does not have to be actual photographs--if you've got someone with multiple drawings made of them, I'll icon the shit out of that.


So yeah, here's the list I'm thinking about so far:

i just don't want to promise anything for sure )

The list is very mid-20th century heavy right now and very vintage-heavy. So currently, suggestions of period pieces you'd like to see get more love would be appreciated. ♥
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anna may wong


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there are a million pictures of her and she's beautiful in every one )
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cate blanchett is such a badass )
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paul bettany in a beautiful mind


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the tail belonged to a lovely young thing with a passion for d.h. lawrence )
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alexander siddig in "far beyond the stars" (ds9 6x13)


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writers, not vikings )
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christian bale in velvet goldmine



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i was moved by moved by your screen dream )

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